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Euro Boxing Roundup, Broadhurst vs Quaye, Carina Moreno

By Per Ake Persson: Ex-world heavy champ Riddick Bowe was in Berlin last weekend and was ringside for Klitscko vs Peter. Also in town was designated opponent for Bowe´s comeback in Hungary Zoltan Petranyi. Bowe never arrived and never gave any notice he would pull out. Zoltan says Bowe got lucky they didn´t meet during their weekend in Berlin.

With eight days to go contracts are still not signed yet for WBA supermiddle king Mikkel Kessler´s defence against Danilo Haussler in Oldenburg October 25. Still, few believe it won´t happen as there is too much to lose for both parties should they not come to an agreement..

Wladimir Klitschko vs Alexander Povetkin will go on as previously announced on December 13. Site will be Mannheim. Klitschko is defending the IBF; WBO and IBO heavyweight titles. Povetkin, the White Lion, is with his speed, punch and agressive style in with a good chance of beating Wladimir

Colombian, based in Spain, bantam Franklin "Destroyer" Theran faces Mexican Oscar Ibarra in Gaia, Portugal, November 9. At jr middle Amaro "El Diablo" Amaro take on Hungarian veteran Laszlo Komjathi. On the undercard cruiser Roberto Dominguez returns after six years out. Dominguez´ last fight was in 02 when he lost to Pietro Aurino but shortly thereafter he got a five (5) year suspension from the Spanish Federation. The reason for the suspension was never announced.

Former WBC supermiddle champ Markus Beyer´s comeback is on hold due to a back injury. He might be back early 2009.

Multiple (seven belts) female supermiddle champ Natascha Ragosina headlines a SES promotion in Magdeburg November 28. Co-headlining is WIBF lightweight champ Ramona Kuehne.

The next Arena promotion will most likely go ahead November 18 in Istanbul. No word on mainevents.

K 2 East´s "Golden Boxing" in Cherkasy October 25 is headlined by feather Sergey Fedchenko taking on Argentinian Juan Alberto Godoy in an IBF I/C titlefight. In the co-feature cruiser Vitaly Rusal is in against Hungarian Mihaly Nemeth.

Hamlet Petrosian, IBF I/C champ at jr middle, defends against Frenchman Christophe Canclaux on the undercard to WBA ruler Nikolay Valuev´s defence in December. Exact date is to be announced.

WBF cruiser champ Joszef Nagy will give South African Zack Mwekassa a rematch and it takes place December 12. Nagy was floored five times in their first fight before stopping his opponent in the sixth round.


BROADHURST OPPONENT CONFIRMED

Don Broadhurst is relishing the chance to fight for his first title in his home city after his opponent was named today.

Broadhurst will tackle tough Ghanaian Isaac Quaye when he challenges for the Commonwealth super-flyweight title on October 31 at the Aston Events Centre in Birmingham.

"I've had a look at his record and he is very experienced so I'm expecting a tough fight," said Broadhurst.

"He's already been 12 rounds a couple of times, so I know I might have to go into the trenches at some point if I'm going to take the Commonwealth belt home with me.

"But that should give the fans plenty to get excited about. I've already sold hundreds of tickets and there is a real buzz in Birmingham at the moment.

"Hopefully this is just the start for me. I want to win the British and European titles in Birmingham as well - and fight here for a world title.

"I had a non-title fight at the N.I.A when Amir Khan was up here in the summer, and the atmosphere then was amazing. Imagine what it's going to be like when I win the Commonwealth title."

The Don, 24, is unbeaten in eight fights and ready to step up in class - and will need to be at his very best to defeat Quaye.

Broadhurst will be joined on the card by fellow Brummies Matt Macklin and Thomas Costello, as well as a host of talented prospects.


Carina Moreno Enters The Final Days Of Her Training Camp

With less then a week before she defends her WBC and WIBA minimumweight world titles, reining champion, Carina "La Reina" Moreno (19-1, 5 KO's), will be well prepared for her opponent, Jodie Esquibel, who hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The 4-time world champion Moreno, has spent her final days of training camp at the Chico Boxing Club in Chico, California, where she's been sparing with undefeated rising star, Ava Knight (4-0-2, 2KO's). Knight is considered by many critics in women's boxing as a future champion. Carina also worked out with amateur stand-out Claudia Gutierrez.

Taking nothing away from Esquibel, "La Reina" feels confident that she will win this fight, making it twelve in a row as she went on to say, "I know Esquibel is gunning for my titles. That's why I've invested in driving out to Chico, to spar with Ava and Claudia. The work I've been getting is second to none. The sacrifices I'm making are the main reasons why I feel I'm going to win this fight. When you're on top, everyone is coming at you with their "A" game. Come fight night I will be at my best. I'm excited."

Moreno vs Espuibel will take place on October 23, 2008 at the Tachi Palace Casino in Leemoore Ca. This championship showdown is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions in association with the Tachi Palace Casino. For ticket information call the Tachi Palace Box Office at (559) 924-7751 or the Tickets.com call center at 1(800) 225-2277.

Article posted on 16.10.2008



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